THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 17
January 20, 2004
The College of Law Bulletin is published at the beginning of each week of the semester. To place an announcement or event in the Bulletin, please e-mail your information to Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu or put a note in her box in Rm. 242. The deadline for receipt of information is each Thursday by 11:00 a.m. for inclusion in the following week's Bulletin. This Bulletin can be found on the web at www.law.arizona.edu/news/Bulletins/2003/B17-0203.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

American College of Trial Lawyers to Present Top Trial Award to the James E. Rogers College of Law.  The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) will present its prestigious Emil Gumpert Award at the College on Friday, January 23, beginning at 1:15 in the Ares Auditorium. The program will include student presentations, comments by Professor Mauet and the presentation of a $50,000 check to the Trial Advocacy Program. The ACTL cordially invites students to attend a reception at 2:30, immediately after the program, at the Arizona Inn. Students should RSVP to Donna Ream, Room 120, 626-2400, or via ream@law.arizona.edu, by Wednesday, January 21.

Interested In Becoming a VLP Advocate?  The Volunteer Lawyers Program of Pima County is looking for student volunteers to work with clients and assist attorneys in the areas of Domestic Relations, Child Support, and Bankruptcy his semester. Training will be provided.  If you would like to be a VLP Advocate this semester, please come to a meeting today, Tuesday, January 20 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 122. All students are welcome. For more information contact Sheila Schaeffer at sheila.schaeffer@law.arizona.edu or Lindsay St. John at lindsay.stjohn@law.arizona.edu.

LWA Spring Events.  Keep your eyes peeled for more information about the following exciting events sponsored by LWA this semester:

Also, LWA will be having Speakeasies throughout the semester. Stay tuned for more information on meeting dates and times and about all of these great events! 

5TH ANNUAL 1L LUNCHEON - Friday, January 30, 2004, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Marriott University Park Hotel.  Guest speaker is the Honorable Deborah Bernini, Pima County Superior Court.  Check your mailboxes for your invitation.  RSVP by Friday, January 23, 2004 to the Development and Alumni Relations Office (Room 120).

ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:  Every year during the spring term the Arizona Women Lawyers Association awards the Mary Anne Richey Scholarship to a first-year student on the basis of demonstrated commitment to public service.  The award consists of a one-time stipend of $1000.  If you would like to apply for the Scholarship, please pick up an application form from Ms. Rosie Gallegos in the Financial Services Office.   The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, February 2, 2004.  If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact Professor Barbara Atwood at 621-1912 or atwood@law.arizona.edu.

Congratulations to this year's finalists for the Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition:  ERIN BORG, MIKE FLEISHMAN, MARK HUMMELS, BRADLEY PACK, and AMY WALLACE-HAVENS.  The order of the awards will be announced this Thursday, January 22 at 3:15 p.m. in the Sullivan Room. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 p.m.   All faculty, staff, administration, Grand judges, and Grand participants (and their guests) are invited to attend.

Senior Olympics Project.  The COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD welcomes you back this semester with an opportunity to volunteer at the Opening Day of the Tucson Senior Olympics on Sunday, January 25 at Pima Community College West.  There will be 2 shifts:  7am - 11am and 11am - 3pm.  We are looking for 15 volunteers for both shifts. The morning shift will consist of setting up for the day's events and a continental breakfast for the competitors.  Those choosing the morning will also get to see the torch lighting at 9:00 a.m. to kick off the games.  The second shift will involve organizing the competitors, prepping the courses, recording scores and helping clean up.  Events will include a fun walk, track and field events and novelty events.  Sign-up by e-mailing Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu or placing your name on the sign-up sheet in the lobby.  More information including directions will available the week of the event.  We hope to see you out there.

TIME TO FILE YOUR 2004 - 2005 FAFSA.  To determine eligibility for federal Stafford loans, or to be considered for need-based scholarships, a new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be submitted each year.  Beginning January 1, 2004, you can complete your FAFSA online for the academic year 2004 - 2005 using estimated figures.  When you have completed your income taxes, you are required to file a correction updating the information (the original filing date will not change).  This assures you do not miss the March 1, 2004 deadline required by the University of Arizona and College of Law for need-based funds. The Federal Government’s brochure takes you through the easy steps on how to file your FAFSA online and apply for a PIN (Electronic Signature), or duplicate if you have lost yours. These brochures are now available in Room 118 on the wall outside my office.  If you filed a FAFSA for the prior academic year 2003 - 2004, then you only need to file a 2004 - 2005 Renewal.  If this is your first time filing, then you will file a 2004 - 2005 FAFSA Form.  If you have any questions, or need assistance in filing, please contact Kim Marlow at marlow@law.arizona.edu.

Scholarship Information:  Information on the following is kept in the red scholarship book in Room 118; all University of Arizona and College of Law scholarships are posted on the Financial Aid bulletin board outside the Student Lounge:


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 1/20 VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
   
  LWA Welcome Back Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 140
   
Thursday, 1/22 LWA Spring Study Guide Sale
  10:00 - 1:00 p.m., Main Lobby
   
  Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
   
  Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Awards
  3:00 p.m., Sullivan Room
   
Friday, 1/23 Emil Gumpert Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award Presentation
  1:15 p.m., Ares Auditorium
  Reception at Arizona Inn to follow at 2:30 p.m.
   
Sunday, 1/25 Community Service Board Senior Olympics Project
  7:00 - 11:00 a.m.; 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  Pima Community College West

 

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